Asterix & Obelix

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Astérix & Obélix
Astérix & Obélix cover
Developers
Infogrames
Release dates
DOS 1996
Windows 1996
Asterix & Obelix on MobyGames
Asterix & Obelix on Wikipedia
Asterix and the Magic Carpet 1987
Asterix: Operation Getafix 1989
Asterix: Caesar's Challenge 1995
Asterix & Obelix 1996
Asterix und Obelix: Die Suche nach dem schwarzen Gold 1997
Asterix: The Gallic War 2000
Asterix and Obelix Take on Caesar 2000
Asterix: Mega Madness 2001
Asterix & Obelix XXL (series)
Asterix at the Olympic Games 2007
Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! 2021

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\OBELIXW.CFG
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Infogrames\Asterix & Obelix
In-game settings for the DOS version are not stored between sessions.
Game progress is stored using passwords given at the end of each act.

Video[edit]

Settings (DOS version).
Settings (DOS version).
System settings (Windows version).
System settings (Windows version).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 internal resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Windows version is always windowed; for DOS version in DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Keyboard settings (Windows version).
Keyboard settings (Windows version).
Joystick settings (Windows version).
Joystick settings (Windows version).

Audio[edit]

Audio settings (Windows version).
Audio settings (Windows version).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Shared screen.
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved[edit]

Corrupted graphics (Windows version)[edit]

The Windows version does not work on modern versions of Windows.[1] Use the DOS version instead (included on the same CD).

Sound card error on launch (DOSBox)[edit]

Error message.
Error message.
The DOS version will briefly show a red screen on launch warning about a sound card configuration error (all audio will work correctly despite this as long as the settings set with INSTALL.EXE match the settings reported by DOSBox).[2]
Full error message (English): "You may have selected an incorrect sound card. Please re-run install and select correct sound card."

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel 486DX
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel 486DX2
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)

References